At the beginning of August 2011, Toshiba decided to drop out of the Fujitsu-Toshiba joint venture. Fujitsu made its plans public to buy Toshiba’s stake and become a wholly owned subsidiary.
As of April 1, Fujitsu managed to finalize the acquisition of Toshiba’s 19.9% ownership stake from Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications Limited. Adding it to Fujitsu’s 80.1% stake, the company now became a wholly owned subsidiary with its name being changed to Fujitsu Mobile Communications Limited.
Fujitsu-Toshiba was present on the list of Windows Phone official [...]
Watch this week’s Windows Phone view as we go through all things Good and Bad inside the world of Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. In the Good section we go through Microsoft’s recent job posting to begin developing for Windows Phone 8 which is the Apollo project. We also talk about the recent leak of Windows Phone Mango RTM at XDA-Developers and how to get it. We go through recent images posted by a software developer regarding strange Nokia and Acer devices testing his games at Redmond and the 14 new games that are on schedule for the Marketplace. We go through [...]
Japanese phone-maker Fujitsu wants to enter the North American market and bring its smartphones to the U.S. after a steady presence in its home market, aided by a close partnership with DoCoMo network operator.
Senior Executive Vice President Hideyuki Saso said that “North America is our priority market“. The company will become whole again this year after Fujitsu acquired Toshiba’s 19.9% stake in the joint-venture, adding it to its own slice of 80.1%.
“We would like to identify the right way of entering the North American market that would make [...]
A leaflet circulating in Vegas hinted towards the existence of the world’s first quad-core, nVidia Tegra 3-powered smartphone, wearing the Toshiba branding. Turns out the info was right as the company had the phone prototype on display.
On display is the proper expression because, as you can see in the image above, the device was showcase behind glass, in a transparent box, safe from the prying hands of everyone. The specs accompanying the device are talking about nVidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, a 4.6-inch “HD-quality” LCD screen, [...]
Aside from a couple of tablets, like the Acer Iconia Tab A700 and the Asus Transformer Prime TF700T, there was no quad-core Tegra 3 Android-live at CES. Fujitsu is (hopefully) about to change that, as you can see in the leaflet pictured above.
A “new quad-core ultra high-spec smartphone” is expected to make its appearance over at Fujitsu, with nVidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core SoC, 12 GPU graphics acceleration and Ice Cream Sandwich on-board. Whether there will be an official announcement is yet unknown but the wording above needs our crossed fingers; after all, [...]
Just before Thanksgiving, we looked at a Fujistu Android that had stopped-by the FCC and were very impressed with just how thin the phone was. The Arrows F-07D bottomed-out at 6.7 millimeters thick, and only hit 8.5 millimeters at its thickest. Today we learn of another slim Fujtisu, which appears to be the F-07D hardware but for carrier KDDI instead of NTT DoCoMo, the Fujtsu Arrows ES IS12F.
Published hardware specs on the Arrows ES IS12F match what we knew of the F-07D, and help flesh-out those areas where we lacked a complete picture of the phone. The IS12F has a 1.4GHz [...]
This year we saw the arrival of some of the thinnest smartphones ever. At some point, we’ll reach some very-difficult-to-overcome physical limitations, but for the time being, manufacturers continue to carve our phones down thinner and thinner. We’re not quite there yet, but one upcoming model is seriously flirting with breaking the quarter-inch barrier.
Fujitsu’s Arrows F-07D has a 1.4GHz Snapdragon, a four-inch FWVGA screen with Gorilla Glass, and a five megapixel camera, but perhaps most importantly, it measures-in at a scant 6.7 millimeters thick. Like many [...]
The Fujitsu-Toshiba IS12T is the first smartphone running Windows Phone Mango that was launched. It is a joint effort made by Microsoft, OEM Fujitsu-Toshiba and Japanese carrier KDDI and it looks good so far.
Being the first Windows Phone to run Mango, its commercial is also the first Windows Phone Mango ad to surface on the internet. The clip itself is not made by Microsoft nor the manufacturer but belongs to the carrier KDDI. Needless to say that is shows off all the goodness Mango and Windows Phone in general brings, but it will be interesting to see how the market will react [...]
Toshiba has plans of its own as the company decided to leave the joint venture with Fujitsu but the phone above seems to be that one last kick the two companies unleash upon the (Japanese) market. The Fujitsu-Toshiba Arrows Z ISW11F is an Android phone that is also waterproof, headed to Japan’s KDDI.
Available in white, black and pink, the phone runs Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread and packs a 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP4430 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of ROM, microSD card support for additional 32GB, 4.3-inch HD display with 720 x 1280 resolution, 13-megapixel camera with [...]
Watch this week’s Windows Phone view as we wrap-up all this week’s good and bad inside the world of Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. In today’s show we start with HTC’s September 1st event and their announcement of the new Radar and Titan Windows Phone Mango devices. we also talk about the recent rumors of Mango being released in the next 15 days and even the HTC devices that have already arrived at the FCC. We go through all the Microsoft software that has been updated to support Mango, and more rumors of Nokia Windows Phone devices, though this time [...]
Microsoft, Fujitsu and KDDI have today officially launched the Fujitsu-Toshiba IS12T as the world’s first phone running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 with the Mango refresh. The phone was announced on July 27 and today, almost a month later, the IS12T has been officially launched.
The event took place in front of Akihabara’s Yodobashi Camera store but despite it being an official event, and a very important one at that, Akihabara News reports that there was little interest. Out of the total number of people attending, 80% were journalists and the rest probably [...]
Watch our first ever Windows Phone View as we go through the launch of the AU IS12T which is the result of a joint venture between Toshiba And Fujitsu and which will be the first Windows Phone to be launched in Japan and with Mango out of the box. We also talk about the recent announcement of a Nokia/Microsoft event where we all expect to see the fruit of their collaboration in the launch of their first Windows Phone 7. We breeze through the rumors of future HTC, Samsung and LG Windows Phones for September, talk about Anton’s step by step tutorial on how to get Mango on your [...]
Microsoft, Japanese operator KDDI and Fujitsu-Toshiba have announced the first Japanese Windows Phone (and the world’s first Mango-phone), the IS12T at the end of July and it looks like the phone will be launched on August 25.
Approximately one month after its announcement, the first Windows Phone running Mango will be available in Japan, according to the carrier. August 25 will be the first launch day and it will go all the way to August 27, depending on the country region.
As a reminder, the IS12T features a Qualcomm MSM8655 CPU, 32GB of internal memory, 3.7-inch [...]
The next generation of the Windows Phone operating system has been released to manufacturing and that means manufacturers are now hard at work at fitting the new OS on new hardware devices that we can expect to see released later this year. We’ve already seen a few tastes from Samsung, Acer, ZTE, and Toshiba-Fujitsu at WPC as well as a few other leaks. I’m guessing most of the new devices will have faster single-core processors as well as some dedicated graphics processing units. HTC’s devices are expected to have 1.5Ghz Qualcomm MSM 8655 CPUs and screen sizes [...]
Ok so, if the rumors of Japanese carrier AU’s plans to launch the Fujitsu-Toshiba IS12T on August 25th are true, then not only is a new smartphone getting launched. If you remember, this IS12T is planed to be the first Windows Phone to be launched with Mango this year, so call this an official way to leak one of the most anticipated dates of the year.
AU has begun taking reservations for the device, and the planned delivery date for those buying it in advanced is August 25th, so everything does seem to point out to that specific date correctly. Surely a lot can happen [...]
The Fujitsu-Toshiba IS12T is plenty noteworthy as the first smartphone to run Windows Phone Mango. More than that, though, it could also pick up a reputation as one of the most expensive Windows Phone devices around; pricing information reveals that the IS12T could end up costing its users nearly $1000.
Price data comes courtesy of one of carrier KDDI’s subsidiaries, which posted the price points for the IS12T with various service options. With no contract at all, the Mango-running smartphone will fetch a jaw-dropping $958. Even on a two-year service contract, the price [...]
Fujitsu-Toshiba Mobile Communications is Japan’s second mobile phone manufacturing company after Sharp and it has been recently announced as a Windows Phone OEM, with the Fujitsu-Toshiba IS12T already being unveiled.
It appears that Toshiba will be dropping out of the joint venture and Fujitsu is planning on buying its shares out. Fujitsu will become whole after acquiring Toshiba’s 19.9% and adding it to its own stake of 80.1% in 2012. Will this affect Windows Phone? Will the IS12T be the only phone Fujitsu Toshiba ever made?
Source: 47newsVia: Engadget
DigiTimes quotes “industry sources” and reports that Windows Phone device makers like HTC, Samsung Electronics, and LG Electronics plan on launching their upcoming Mango-phones this September in order to compete with Apple’s upcoming iPhone.
This might or might not be totally true as Microsoft and its OEMs don’t need to directly compete with Apple’s iPhone just yet, but instead get the platform running on new devices to the market as soon as possible.
According to reports, Nokia will be the last one to launch a Windows Phone. It will [...]
Just as the rumors implied, Microsoft, Japanese operator KDDI and Fujitsu-Toshiba held a press event where the IS12T was introduced as Japan’s first Windows Phone and also the world’s first Windows Phone running the new platform refresh, Mango.
The IS12T sports a Qualcomm MSM8655 CPU with an unknown/undisclosed frequency — the same you’ll find in the Verizon HTC Thunderbolt running at 1GHz — 32GB of internal memory, 3.7-inch WVGA screen, 13.2-megapixel camera plus the usual suspects: Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi b/g/n and sensors. In addition to the phone [...]